Stingray encounters can be a nice excursion on a cruise. Encounters can involve feeding the stingrays, snorkeling with the stingrays or wading with them. The photo below is from Disney’s stingray encounter at Castaway Cay in the Bahamas.
Initially the Flying Dutchman was at sea, but after the success of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, the Flying Dutchman came to Castaway Cay. The Flying Dutchman remained at Castaway Cay for a number of years, but alas it set sail again a year or two ago and it is no longer at Castaway Cay. With new Pirates of the Caribbean movies coming, will Castaway see ships from the films in the future? Time will tell! If you have the scoop, let us know in the comment section!
Here are a few nice throw back Thursday images from June 1923. At the time RMS Homeric was making some transatlantic trips between New York and Southampton along with White Star’s Olympic and Majestic. It was also visiting ports in Europe. In one of the images below she is off-shore Cherbourg, France. She had been completed in 1922 and not been in service long, indirectly replacing the Titanic a decade after Titanic was lost. Cunard acquired White Star Line in the mid-1930s.
Note shuffleboard being played on deck. The accommodations are nowhere near as opulent as today’s ships, but for the time, the First Class sections were extremely nice.
A Disney Cruise for Spring Break? A cruise on another line? Spring can be a good time to take a cruise with the children. The weather is usually very pleasant, although sometimes a little cool. But often a great time to get away. And if your Spring Break includes Easter, you will probably see some Easter decorations here and there around the ships.
Cunard’s Three Queens – Mary, Victoria, and Elizabeth – will meet on the river Mersey on May 25 to celebrate 175 years of Cunard sailing.
Video of Port Canaveral packed with six cruise ships for the first time:
As on the Disney Wonder (and Fantasy and Dream), the Magic features the cast of Disney characters around the ship. On the Magic, Mickey is featured in the atrium. Like Ariel on the Disney Wonder, Mickey faces forward, so if you get turned around, you can see which way Mickey is facing to find the front of the ship.
Mickey Statue on Disney Magic
The Disney Wonder at Castaway Cay with a Waterspout (Tornado) in the distance. Later that day, another waterspout appeared off to the forward starboard side of the ship. None came near the shore, but several excursions that involved being at sea were cancelled. It was an exciting time, but Disney did a great job to make sure everyone was safe.
A Wonderful rose that you might find at a romantic dinner on a cruise ship. This one is actually part of wedding flowers on the Disney Wonder. Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone!
Port Canaveral hosts six large passengers ships at the same time for the first time this weekend. With plenty of tours available for passengers, restaurants and shopping, the weekend looks to be a busy on for Port Canaveral.